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- Series: Livre contenant la recherche de plusieurs oyseaux peints et gravez d'apres Nature
Title-page, with two eagles with outstretched wings holding a flayed skin with the title in their beaks; a reversed copy after Barlow. 1658
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Height: 124 millimetres
Width: 172 millimetres (sheet cut)
- Curator's comments
- This plate is a copy of Gaywood's titlepage of 'Diversae Avium Species studiosissime ad vitam delineatae ...', a set of plates after drawings by Barlow etched by Gaywood and published by William Faithorne in London in 1658 (see 1875-7-10-544). No complete set of the Faithorne series has yet been found, and its composition is uncertain (though see Globe 516). The BM has of the Neale set plates numbered from 1 to 12 (though 6 is missing): see Nn.7.2.1 to 11.
This seems to be the first set of English prints to be pirated in Paris. The fact that the etcher was apparently English suggests that this may have been with Barlow and Faithorne's agreement.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- The series registered as 1847,0723.1 to 113 was purchased from W B Tiffin for £98 15s the lot. Unfortunately when the register numbers were written on the back of the prints, they were numbered either 0713 or 0723, apparently at random. The 0713 and 0723 runs dovetail together to form a complete series, though in some cases the final number is not the one given in the register. It is too late to alter so many wrong numbers, so the mistaken numbers will have to continue to serve as the register numbers, but this note has been added to each of the records in the sequence to explain the position. (AVG, 2016)
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